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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

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12 November 2021

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12 November 2021

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Tawakkalna app is the official app used in Saudi Arabia for COVID-related information.

The Tawakkalna app includes information about services like health, education, Hajj and Umrah, permits, previews of driving licenses, insurance, and passports.

As for COVID-19 purposes, the app is used to make vaccination appointments, store vaccination information, book tests and show test results. “Caution Mode” alerts the user if they have been in close contact with a COVID-positive individual.

Instrument type

Vaccination based

Certificate name

Tawakkalna app, Health passport

Certificate details

The certificate contains 2 types of information:

  • Personal information: nationality, ID no., passport no., blood type, traveler’s health eligibility
  • Health information: immunization status, immunization date, latest PCR result, test date

Certificatge format

Available in electronic format with QR-Code

Entry protocol

For general measures

  • All travellers intending to visit the Kingdom (excluding Saudi Citizens, Residents and GCC Citizens) must have medical insurance that covers the costs of COVID-19 treatment in outpatient clinics, emergencies and hospitals, including the institutional quarantine for a period of 14 days.
  • All travellers must download and register on TAWAKKALNA App within 8 hours of arrival to Kingdom.
  • Travellers must monitor COVID-19 symptoms and immediately call 937 if any symptoms appeared, go to primary healthcare center or emergency if necessary.

Document requirements

  • All travellers must provide negative PCR test certificate issued from a verified laboratory does not exceed 72 hours from the time the test is undertaken until departing to the kingdom, and guests who did not provide the certificate will be denied from boarding the airplane.
  • All travellers must obtain and show a proof of vaccination (vaccine certificates for COVID 19) certified by official health authorities from the country that provided the vaccination for incoming passengers, and the duration between receiving the last dose (the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or the first dose of a single dose vaccine) should not be less than 14 days before traveling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • IMMUNE and Non-immune travellers (except Saudi Citizens and exempted categories) must fill out the Registration Immunization Information Form before traveling to the Kingdom through the following dedicated website: allow them to register their immunization data which will enable them to use TAWAKKALNA App.


  • Travellers not arriving from the list of countries from where travel is suspended are subject to a one-week institutional quarantine (at their own expense) in government-approved accommodation upon arrival to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Saudi citizens, citizens’ spouses, sons and daughters of citizens, and domestic workers accompanying any of the aforementioned groups. Non-immune travellers in this category must comply with a home quarantine for a period of 7 days and may end the quarantine with a negative PCR test on the 6th day of quarantine.
  • Unvaccinated domestic workers accompanying a vaccinated resident. Non-immune travellers in this category must comply with a home quarantine for a period of 7 days and may end the quarantine with a negative PCR test on the 6th day of quarantine.

Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

Vaccine authorised to be used in Saudi Arabia: Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca

Vaccine accepted for inbound travellers

Vaccines currently recognised by Saudi Arabia are;

  • 2 doses of : Pfizer BioNTech or Comirnaty
  • 2 doses of : Oxford AstraZeneca or Covishield or SK Bioscience or Vaxzevria.
  • 2 doses of : Moderna or Spikevax
  • 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson

Border status

Partially open. Saudi Arabia reopened its borders to foreign tourists and began allowing entry to tourist visa holders after a months-long ban due to the coronavirus pandemic. For a full list of countries, click here.